`Souza in the 40s' - an exhibition of paintings by artist FN Souza at Sunaparanta more

Sensorium 2018 - Festival of Art, Music & Cinema at Sunaparanta
<p>Scenes from the Sensorium opening night held at Sunaparanta recently with a standing room audience only for our Sufi music performance by SuryaDemaH and Anello Capuano!</p> <p>Curated by Honorary Director Siddharth Dhanvant Shan more

Sunaparanta's `Home in the City' by Sooni Taraporevala - Exhibition on at Sunaparanta, Goa till 2nd January 2018
Sunaparanta recently hosted the vernissage for Sooni Taraporevala’s photography exhibition ‘Home in the City’.  Curated by Hon. Director Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi under the patronage of Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar, &lsquo more

Sunaparanta's `Home in the City' by Sooni Taraporevala - Exhibition on at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai till 31st October 2017
Sooni Taraporevala’s acclaimed exhibition ‘Home in the City’, produced by Sunaparanta and curated by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, our Honorary Director, for our patrons Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar enjoyed its opening in Bombay a more

Home in the City: Bombay 1976-Mumbai 2016 by Sooni Taraporevala at The Whitworth, Manchester
Sunaparanta opened its new exhibition Home in the City: Bombay 1976-Mumbai 2016 by Sooni Taraporevala in partnership with the Whitworth Gallery, England.  Sooni Taraporevala, with whom Sunaparanta enjoys a lasting wor more

`Deliberated Time' - exhibition in collaboration with Gallerie 88 and Project 88 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta recently opened an exhibition in collaboration with Project 88 and Gallerie 88 titled Deliberated Time presenting some of their finest artists.  Spanning over four decades, these artists included more

`Drawings in Water' exhibition of works by Stina Wirsen from 26 Dec 2016 to 20 Jan 2017 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta was delighted to exhibit a new body of water colour works by Sweden’s most renowned illustrators, Stina Wirsen on 26th December 2016.  Titled ‘Drawings in Water’, the show was curated by bestselli more

`Nothing is More Real Than Nothing' photography exhibition of Roger Ballen from 4 Nov to 20 Dec 2016 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta partnered with PHOTOINK for the opening of photograpy legend Roger Ballen’s brilliant show ‘Nothing is More Real Than Nothing’ on 4th November 2016.  Roger Ballen is one of the world's most cel more

`Fallen Objects' an exhibition by Simryn Gill and Shambhavi Kaul - 4 to 22 October 2016 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai opened ‘Fallen Objects’, an exhibition of photographs and paper works by artist Simryn Gill and video installatio more

`Paridrishy: State of the Spirit' - exhibition of works by Ram Kumar - 31 August 2016
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai inaugurated some rare works by one of India’s most celebrated master artists, Ram Kumar.  Titled ‘ more

'The Writer's Eye' - Exhibition of photographs by William Dalrymple - 18 March 2016
In a suite of black and white photographs, shot over two years, William Dalrymple brought elegance, inquiry and grace to the photographic form.  `The Writer’s Eye’ hosted by Sunaparanta and curated by Sensorium Festival co-founder more

The Quest for Cruzo exhibition of paintings by Antonio Piedade da Cruz, curated by Ranjit Hoskote at Sunaparanta
‘The Quest for Cruzo’ an exhibition showcasing works of late artist Antonio Piedade da Cruz recently opened to a gathering of art lovers at Sunaparanta.  The exhibition curated by India’s foremost cultural theorist and poet more

'Hereditas' - Vasco Araujo's solo show on 14 November 2015
A phenomenal artist and a powerhouse of talent, Vasco Araújo was at Sunaparanta to showcase his 4 video works as part of his exhibition titled ‘Hereditas’. Giving us a short overview of his work, the artist floated amongst the t more

A Goan summer has been traded for "Winter"
A fantastic show by Julian Opie, "Winter" is now on view at Sunaparanta from the 2nd of October to the 28th.  The world renowned artist takes us on a circular walk around the galleries, making sure our eyes follow his frames and his p more

Jitish Kallat @ Sensorium on 11 Jan 2015 at Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts
Artist and curator Jitish Kallat was at Sunaparanta on January 11, 2015 as part of arts festival Sensorium's line-up of events. First up there was a short, invigorating discussion with writer and Honorary Director of the centre, Siddharth Dhanvant more

'Rebirth of Detail' - Sunaparanta's Annual Exhibtion 2013 curated by Kanchi Mehta
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts has completed 5 glorious years of providing innovative visual arts platform to artists from different communities, and through the years more

Sunaparanta Mario Miranda Cartoon Festival on 4th & 5th May 2013
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts – a not for profit educative initiative of Dattaraj V. Salgaocar in association with Literature Live! organized the first ever Sunaparanta Mario Miranda Cartoon Festival in Goa on more

Look At This Land-an exhibition of etching prints by contemporary printmakers of India
Sunaparanta's  Annual Show - LOOK AT THIS LAND  The Sunaparanta Etching Print Portfolio 2012 - opened with a grand celebration in the café courtyard on Thursday, December 18. His Excellency Bharat Vir Wanchoo, G more

Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies - 5 to 12 December 2012
Trishla  Jain's exhibition Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies turned the Sunaparanta galleries into an enchanted place where anything seemed possible and where colour sang from every corner.  Colour  "is the very breat more

Things We Lost in the Fire - A Memoir - prison art exhibition by Blue Shores at Sunaparanta
On 6th November 2012, Sunaparanta was proud to play host to the second prison art exhibition ‘Things We Lost in the Fire.. – A Memoir’.  This painting, writing and performance art by inmates of the Aguada Central more

'Taking Form'-exhibition of works of Deviprasad C Rao on 14 March 2012
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts came alive with yet another inaugural exhibition of works by artist Deviprasad C Rao on 14th March 2012 in the presence of Dattaraj Salgaocar, Dipti Salgaocar, Curator Samira Sheth and the art more

'Draw the Line' exhibition curated by Margaret Mascarenhas - at Sunaparanta until 14th Jan 2012
Curated by Margaret Mascarenhas, 'Draw the Line' - a kaleidoscopic multi media exploration of line and boundaries featuring 50 artists was inaugurated on 14th December 2011 with a special tribute to the great artist of Goa, Mario Miranda. more

Exhibition of paintings by Vamona Navelcar - 22nd to 31st Oct 2011
The first edition of the month long Semana da Cultura, Indo-Portuguesa (Goa) celebrations began with the inaugural ceremony at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts. The soiree involved an exhibition 'In dreams the work is born' - by eminent artist more

Ida Kar - Portraits of F.N. Souza
‘Ida Kar: Portraits of F.N.Souza’ - an exhibition of photographs opened at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts on the 8th of October with Jatin Das as our chief Guest.  These images were tak more

Tigers - an exhibition of photographs by Dattaraj V. Salgaocar held in June 2011
‘Tigers’– an exhibition of photographs by Dattaraj V Salgaocar held in June 2011 brought the gallery alive with the lovely display of photographs capturing the various facets of the tiger.  Young and old who dropped by to ca more

PhotoFlare 2011 exhibition on 9th & 10th April '11
PhotoFlare 2011- International Photography Festival, Goa  The Photography Club of Goa Engineering College is organizing PhotoFlare2011, an international Photography Festival at the Sunaparanta Goa Centre For The Ar more

Aruna Witte's works at Cafe Al Fresco - 4 Jan to 27 Jan 2011
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts invites you to view works by Aruna Witte at Café Al Fresco between 10 am to 7 pm Please contact our office for the price list more

'One Foreign Love' exhibition & sale of paintings by Patricia Geraldes - 8th to 27th January 2011
Sunaparanta presents 'One Foreign Love' an exhibition of paintings by Sunaparanta Resident from Portugal, Patricia Geraldes. Open to the public from 8 Jan to 27 Jan 2011 between 10 am to 7 pm (Sundays open till 6.30 pm) Venue: Suna more

Screening of 'Swan Lake' on 20th Dec at 6.30 pm
Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts in association with Child's Play - India Foundation presents a screening of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet in 'Swan Lake' on Monday, the 20th of December at 6.30 pm. The duration is 111 mins. more

Blue Shores Silent - a prison art exhibition at Sunaparanta was held between 9 Dec '10 to 3 Jan '11
‘Blue Shores Silent – a prison art exhibition’. Curated by Margaret Mascarenhas and Swatee Nair, the exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Julio Ribeiro on the 9th of December and the prison art wor more

'Glimpses of Ladakh' - Photography Exhibition (Fund raiser) - 18th to 24th October '10, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in Association with Photography on the Move Presents ‘Glimpses of Ladakh’ An Exhibition cum Sale of Photographs to pay tribute to the more

I THINK therefore I AM - Installation exhibition of Seema Kohli - 4th to 9th September
Installation exhibition of films and drawings by Seema Kohli open to the public from 4th to 9th September, 11 am to 7 pm. Seema Kohli, whose work is up for Christie's auction, is a visual artist based in New Delhi and her works in canvas, more

People's Canvas programme at Sunaparanta
People’s Canvas – 14th, 15th & 16th August, 11 am to 7 pm There is a living, breathing creative force in our people of Goa.  Let it come together this Independence Day at Sunaparanta. more

Pathbreakers – Inspired Artists of Goa Curated by Dr. Saryu V. Doshi more

Free Express exhibition
Café Al Fresco by Chocollatti and the Free Express exhibition was open to the public on 2nd Nov 2009. Curated by Margaret Mascarenhas more


Arts Skills Mela at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta's first Arts Skills Mela took place in the Centre from the 15th to 17th February and was an outstanding success thanks to the energy, enthusiasm and fun that all the participants brought to the occasion. Over sixty people took part in more

Open Studio at Sunaparanta
Our Pottery Studio is up and running! At present - Contemporary Ceramic Artist Sylvia Kerkar is conducting a workshop in Handwork Techniques in Terracotta for beginners. We also have regular wheel throwing technique classes thrice a week with more

Invitation to 'The Performance' of the Extension Project by Patricia Geraldes
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts invites you to ‘The Performance’ of the Extension Project by Patricia Geraldes – a performance art initiative. The performance will mark the end of a week-long workshop. During the wor more

3 day Colour Mixing workshop by Elena Fedosenko - 29th, 30th September & 1st October
Colour Mixing – 3 day workshop by Elena Fedosenko Each colour has its own psychological value – In this workshop you will learn how to decode these values and how to use colour to express yourself, your emotion more

The Extension Project a performance art initiative by Patricia Geraldes - 16th September Orientation
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts presents The Extension Project – a performance art initiative by Patricia Geraldes   Schedule: 16th Sept – Orientation session at 6.00 pm The objectiv more

What Lies Within - an Intuitive Art workshop with Deviprasad C Rao, 4th to 6th August '10
Intuitive Art is defined as work by artists who are uninfluenced by the mainstream art world, and are driven predominantly by their own subconscious, personal history and vision. This is generally known as 'art brut' but also includes non-traditio more

Art Skills for Development
Art Skills for Development – Drawing workshop by Liz Kemp This workshop took an informal and experimental look at the fundamental skills of drawing based on the figure and still life studies. more

Thinking Films Creative Process
Thinking Films-Creative Process-Visual Storytelling – a workshop by award-winning director Ashvin Kumar more

Workshop on Cold Ceramics
Workshop on Cold Ceramics by Aadhi Vishal Cold Ceramics is not fired in a kiln.  It is a medium  of art where a mixture of resins, hardener and chalk powder is pasted with glue to form dough, which is then applied onto the surfac more

Woodcut Workshop
Woodcut Workshop by master printmaker, Viraj Naik more


Ritesh Batra @ Sensorium at Sunaparanta
Filmmaker of the indie hit, The Lunchbox was at Sunaparanta on January 17 to talk about the film which is back in the news for its BAFTA nomination. Ritesh was introduced to Goa audiences by Honorary Director, Siddharth Dhanvant Shan more

The Sunaparanta Annual Lecture by William Dalrymple on 19 December 2014 at 7.00 pm
Friday December 19 saw historian William Dalrymple delivering the Sunaparanta Annual Lecture to a packed audience. The lecture was presented by the Huffington Post, Moët & Chandon and Vogue. "Alon more

The Sunaparanta Annual Lecture by William Dalrymple on 19 December 2014 at 7.00 pm more

Ashwin Sanghi, author of award winning 'Chanakya's Chant' in conversation with Anil Dharker - 4th October '12
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts has tied up with Literature Live!, which has been started by Mumbai-based writer and columnist, Anil Dharker, to bring an author to interact with our Goan audience on a regular basis. On the 4th more

Amish Tripathi, author of 'The Immortals of Meluha' and 'The Secret of the Nagas' in conversation with Anil Dharker
Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts and Literature Live! organised a discussion on 31st May 2012. Amish Tripathi, the author of 'The Immortals of Meluha' and 'The Secret of the Nagas' was in conversation with Anil Dharker...this was follow more

18th April '11 at 6.30 pm - Presentation & Interaction with Ar. Anjalendran C.
Renowned Sri Lankan Architect Anjalendran C a monograph on his work titled “Anjalendran: Architect of Sri Lanka” was published by Tuttle Publishing in 2009. While on his visit to India wil more

Understanding M.F. Husain
Understanding M.F. Husain-an explication on the origin of Husain’s work, an illustrated lecture by writer, director and film-maker K. Bikram Singh more

Lectures on Art by Eminent Art Historians
Lectures on Art by Eminent Art Historians (in collaboration with Kala Academy, Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa and Sunaparanta) at Kala Academy, Black Box 13th Dec 2009 - Dr. B.N. Goswamy – on A Sense of Wonde more

Art Salon

Shanghvi Salon Edition 3 begins with Roger Ballen 27th October 2015 at Sunaparanta
Larger than life itself, Roger Ballen took Goa by storm with his charisma and sure sense of his presence as a photographer. Presenting his portfolio and pointing out various components of his photographs he said “No photograph is created by more

Kyungwoo Chun's performance `Ordinary Unknown' at Sunaparanta on 22 Feb 2015
Sunday Feb 22 saw yet another Sensorium evening at the Sunaparanta courtyard with the participation of 30 strangers. The 30 participants were part of a very special performance Ordinary Unknown by S more

The Shanghvi Salon - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Leila Seth & Aradhana Seth - 14 March 2014 at Sunaparanta
The last Shanghvi salon of season 2 hosted by Dattaraj and Dipti Salgaocar, held at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts on 14th March 2014 concluded with an interesting conversation between the Seths and Siddharth Shanghvi. more

The Shanghvi Salons - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Dayanita Singh - 6th December 2013 more

The Shanghvi Salons (Edition 2) - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with author William Dalrymple & artist Olivia Fraser - 14 Sep 2013 more

Art Salon at Sunaparanta - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Jaya Bachchan
The fourth and final Art Salon hosted by Sunaparanta took place on Saturday 9 February ’13 and had a true star attraction in the form of Jaya Bachchan, renowned actor and politician. The audience was treated to a fascinating glimpse into her more

Art Salon at Sunaparanta - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Sooni Taraporevala on 11th Jan '13
The third of Siddharth Shanghvi's Art Salons took place on Friday 11 January ’13 in Sunaparanta's courtyard venue. Introduced by the charming Mr. Shanghvi, Sooni Taraporevala, internationally acclaimed screen writer and photographer, kept he more

Art Salon with Anne Enright 7 December 2012
The second guest for Siddharth D. Shanghvi's Art Salons, Irish writer, Anne Enright, gave the audience a very personal insight into the motivations, ideas and concerns that inspire her work. A former  Booker prize winner, Anne proved to be more

Art Salon at Sunaparanta - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Sudarshan Shetty
In addition to the many art events organized in the past, this year Sunaparanta collaborated with award winning author, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi to conduct Salons with eminent personalities in the Arts.  The aims of these salons is to expl more

Book Releases / Book Reading

'Nothing is More Real Than Nothing' - Roger Ballen book launch on 19 Dec 2016 at Sunaparanta
Sunaparanta, in partnership with PHOTOINK, launched the book of photographs "Nothing is More Real Than Nothing" on 19th December ’16, to celebrate the show of the same name, curated by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi (who also contrib more

`Anticipating India: The Best of National Interest by Shekhar Gupta Book Reading held at Sunaparanta on 4th October 2014
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts & Mediascape hosted a book reading session of ‘Anticipating India: The Best of National Interest’ by journalist and author Shekhar Gupta, of ‘Walk the Talk’ fame. more

Triage by Margaret Mascarenhas - Goa book launch on 6 Nov 2013 more

Book Launch of 'Secrets of the Art Millionaires' by Durva Gandhi at Sunaparanta on 16th March 2013
If you ever wondered how to become a Millionaire, author Durva Gandhi may have the answer in her intriguingly titled book, Secrets of the Art Millionaires, released to the Goan public on Saturday 16 March '13 in Sunaparanta. Durva more

Release of Marg's special issue on Goa 'Crossovers - Heritage and Fusion in Goa'
Sunaparanta was particularly proud to host an evening event for the launch of the Marg Special Issue on Goa on the 9th of January 2013. Guest speakers included Monisha Ahmed, Associate Editor, Marg, Savia Viegas, Damodar Mauzo, Dr Francisco Colaco more